A YOUNG Drumchapel actor is set to take part in a major summer show announced last week.

Kennedy Lyall, 17, will take part in TELT, a production of Toonspeak which works with young talent from disadvantaged communities across Glasgow.

The brand new show will be performed at the Tron Theatre on August 3 and 4 and some of the cast took the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery for the launch on Monday.

Kennedy joined Toonspeak last year for their spring show Your Turn and has been involved in various projects since. She is also part of a small group going to represent Scotland in Germany for a project called Equal Love.

She told the Post: “What I enjoy most about Toonspeak is getting to do what I love at the same time as making friends.

”The show’s organisers described TELT, their 23rd major production, as a “slick, stylish, large-scale contemporary theatre production that has been co-created and performed by 50 young people and a team of creative professionals”.

Jasmine Main, one of the young people who has come through Toonspeak and now works with the theatre group, said: “The young people have been inspired by shows such as Glasgow Girls - seeing young people like them on stage who are sharing the harsh realities that Glasgow’s young people face has very much been an inspiration for them to share their own stories while writing and devising this production.”

“Audiences may be sitting comfortably at the start, but that won’t last for long.”